Alexander & Associates (A&A) is considered a leader in the design of special machines and machine integration. Our current staff is focused on machine design projects including mechanical design, controls system design, information systems and project management. A&A works to develop long term relationships with our customers promoting repeat business, with the overwhelming majority of our business being derived from current and past customers.

A&A currently serves the technical community from our offices in Cincinnati, Canada, West Virginia, & Maine. Since 1943 A&A has strived to assemble a dedicated team of professionals that can produce rapid, cost effective solutions to our customers design needs.

Alexander & Associates has been recognized as a Quality Resource for Design Services for over 60 years and looks forward to serving our customers and meeting new challenges and opportunities.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Reads and comprehends elementary diagrams, single line diagrams, & machine control flow sheets
  • Writes PLC programs in the platform required
  • Has a working knowledge of PLC and HMI applications
  • Ability to set up and troubleshoot various communications networks
  • Generates HMI applications following customer requirements
  • Creates drive programs in platform required
  • Understand drive and process loop tuning
  • Provides commissioning support for machine and system installations and start up support
  • Flexibility to support multiple machine start-ups and changing customer demands
  • Capability to troubleshoot hardware systems, components, devices, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Proven ability to work independently toward assigned goals and objectives
  • Interpersonal skills and a commitment to customer service.
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
  • The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Associates degree (A.S.) and five years related experience and training
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) and five years related experience.

Language Skills:

  • Basic language skills required

Mathematical Skills:

  • Basic math and problem solving skills required
  • Unit conversion from SI to metric and vice versa
  • Understands kinematics and first principal physics

Reasoning Ability:

  • Individual must have ability to make independent decisions that may be of a complex nature.

Computer Skills:

  • Understands basic IT functions (networks, switches & routers, etc)
  • Understands Virtual Machine configurations
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Windows and affiliated software packages.
  • Proficiency with MS Office (Excel, Word)
  • Rockwell/Allen-Bradley software preferred, Siemens experience a plus
  • Must be capable of learning other software packages

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